Disclaimer: –Before I begin I would just like to let you know that if you decide to overclock and you fry your CPU it’s at your own risk.
Overclocking is basically pushing your CPU or Video Card faster than it was meant to go. Some people even sped up their chip to double the speed they bought it at! In this artical I will be mainly concentrating on overclocking your processor (CPU) rather than your video card.
How is the speed determined?
There are two things used to work out the speed of a processor. FSB (Front Side Bus) is the speed of the memory, and the Multiplier. The FSB and Multiplier are multiplied to find the speed of the processor e.g: A multiplier of 4.5 and an FSB of 100Mhz would give you a 450Mhz Processor.
So how do i do it?
There are a few ways to overclock your Processor, you can either change the FSB with a program such as SoftFSB or you can change the FSB from your BIOS. If you want to change the FSB using the program you have to know exactly what type of Motherboard you have and you have to know your memory type and FSB. Also make sure that you have a clockchip on your motherboard. Most newer processors have a multiplier lock. If you don’t know how to change your multiplier, have a look in your motherboards manual. You might also need to change the voltage to successfully overclock. When changing your FSB, don’t put it up too much at a time, do it little by little so you don’t burn out your chip. You’ll know how far you can go to when you can’t boot up or your computer resets after playing 15mins of Quake 3. If this happens, just clock it down a bit.
I have done a basic overclock just to give you an idea how it’s done. Here are pictures of my WCPUID Status before and after the overclock.
Notice the change in the External speed (thats the FSB). I could only get it stable at to 112Mhz FSB because I didn’t have any extra cooling.
This is the main problem overclockers face. When you speed up your processor it generates more heat. So if you get more fans and heatsinks it’ll enable you to get a much better overclock. You can buy several fans at www.auspcmarket.com.au. You can also cool your processor with Water cooling or Peltier Cooling. Water cooling is a water block attached to your CPU, water picks up the heat from the CPU, gets pumped into a radiator. Peltier Cooling can be combined with the other coolers. It works by transfering heat from one side of the peltier to another. leaving the CPU on the cold side. The heat then can be moved from the hot with a Heatsink/Fan or a Peltier. The higher your processor speed is, the more heat it produces.
Overclocking is a good idea if you know what your doing. However, when you overclock you void your warranty and your CPU won’t last as long. So if your on a budget and can’t afford the newest processor out, overclocking is a great idea. Remember! Don’t fry your CPU!
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Not many people realise the importance of the case in a system. It’s the shell or “skin” of the computer! It holds all the drives, it keeps the airflow inside the case cooling parts such as the CPU or Video Card.
There are a few things for you to consider when buying a case such as the size, style, shape etc. Hopefully after reading this article you will have a better Idea on what to consider when buying your next case!
Size & Style
There are two different types of cases you can choose from. The more popular being the Tower type cases and the desktop cases. The tower is the tall thinner case that usually sits on the floor and the desktop case which is usually the smaller and wider case which sits on your desk under the screen.
Although the desktop case is smaller and takes up less space, a tower can help MUCH more drives than the desktop case can and a tower can fit more parts in it such as a second harddrive etc.
There are three different size towers you can choose from. The first one being the Full-tower which is very big and can hold many drives. It is the better case for the overclocker with lots of fans in their case because the bigger the case is, the better the airflow. Alot of people don’t buy full-towers though because they are more expensive than the other cases and most people don’t really need such a big case. Another big reason is that lots of people go to LAN parties and can’t carry such a big case around with them everywhere. Full-Tower cases usually come with bigger power supplies, which are usually 300W or higher.
The next type of case is the Mid-Tower. The mid-tower type case is the most popular because it is not too big for people to carry around to LAN Parties and it’s not too small so you can’t fit all your drives in. Mid-Towers usually come with 250-300W power supplies. The last one is the Mini-Tower which in my opinion is the worst because they are usually too small and can’t fit a second harddrive etc. The only real advantage is it’s ideal for people who don’t have too much space.
The Desktop style case is much like the mini-tower but worse. Again it’s ideal for people with not that much space but it’s VERY bad for cooling and drive placement etc.
Another important thing to know when choosing a case is the form factor. There are two main ones. The more popular being the Baby-AT and the newer, upcomming one being ATX. If you buy a baby-AT case then you need to get an AT motherboard and AT power supply. If you get an ATX case it requires an ATX motherboard (obviously). So when your buying a case make sure it supports your motherboard and/or power supply.
There are other things you could think about when choosing a case such as a lock, I haven’t seen anyone with this on their case in a while. Basically all it does is stop people from using it until it’s unlocked. Another thing is a turbo button. These were outdated long ago and are pretty useless. They don’t actually speed up the computer when pressed, they actually slow them down to run those old programs.
Well when you consider all these factors together, in my opinion I think that the mid-tower is more than appropriate. It’s just big enough to hold everything plus extra harddrives or a burner with enough room for airflow and not that expensive. Obviously you will choose a case to suit you but hopefully this article has enlightened you into which case you should buy.
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Your body changes continually as you get older and you move from having pimples to skin tags and looking for a skin tag remover that works without making it known to all. Surely you remember the early years of high school? Any blemish that others could see was enough to make you crawl under a huge rock and even there, you were afraid it would be seen. Can you believe you have reached a place in your adult life where you once again have to deal with ugly skin issues? I know for many people they don’t have such tags until they get into their 40′s.
The fact is the tags are not attractive. Who wants to rub soft skin and feel little bumps that protrude off intimate parts of your body? Skin tags don’t really hurt, but they can be emotionally distressing. There are several different methods for getting rid of these pesky flaps of skin. These methods range from medical means to home remedies. A medical doctor may seem like the surest way, but that’s also the most expensive and timely route. It’s a good idea to weight your options and consider what others have to say about removing them yourself or going to the doctor to have them removed.
It seems the general opinion for removing skin tags is by utilizing a home remedy. Some people choose to simply cut them off with a sterilized tool: scissors, nail clippers, razor blade, etc. Another method involves liquid nitrogen which freezers the annoying tags off. Tying them off with a thin piece of thread, fishing line, or even hair is another option: tie the thread and the blood supply is cut off resulting in the tag drying out and falling off. There are also skin tag lotions available that aid in removal.
Many sufferers are excited about natural healing oils that are all pro and no con unlike the other methods. They are completely satisfied and are testifying of their amazing results. The tags disappear without pain, scarring, irritation, and they do not return to haunt you. Healing Natural Oils is the way to go for a permanent tag remover. This is a “Tag, you’re it, no tag backs” product!
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I have read a couple of interesting articles on pre-activity stretching over the past year or so, & would like to hear your opinion on the subject on how to increase your vertical jump. The articles I am referring to quoted a number of studies from the US and Australian military which demonstrated a decrease in injury rates when static stretching was NOT performed before physical activity. There was not a clear explanation of these results, but the ‘theory’ was that static stretching introduced a sufficient degree of ‘slack’ in the muscles, ligaments and tendons to increase the risk of injury. This ‘slack’ was also said to reduce the athletes’ power in the physical activities that followed the static stretching. A group that performed a regular static stretching program at a time OTHER than immediately before physical activity had the lowest injury rates among the test groups. What are your thoughts on this issue?!
Ok, first off there is some credible research behind the idea that static stretching prior to training will decrease muscle strength temporarily. But the fact is if you have a chronically short/tight muscle, it will inhibit the antagonist as well. So if your chest is tight, for example, you will have neuromuscular inhibition of the scapular retractors to some degree. The pectoralis major is an internal rotator of the arm. Tightness of this muscle can inhibit the external arm rotators (rotator cuff). Inhibition of the rotator cuff can decrease stability of the shoulder and increase injury potential. So, generally this research may be correct, but the application of this theory is not clearly defined. I fully support the idea of stretching muscles that tend to be tight in certain sports. In volleyball, for example, generally players will have tight hamstrings, quads, hip rotators, chest, lats, and abs. These tight muscles will alter proper joint mechanics and must therefore be stretched prior to playing to decrease joint and soft tissue stress. A good question to ask the researchers of the studies you mentioned would be, “Did you identify specific muscles that needed to be stretched on an individual basis, or did you prescribe a general stretching routine to everyone?”
For another question about increasing to vertical jump you can see this article: Exercises to increase vertical jump
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Aromatherapy candles, aromatherapy massage oils, aromatherapy diffusers
Aroma therapy is a very peculiar type of treatment using fragrance. The fragrance makes available by preparing the essence, extracts or oils from the plants and flowers. They are considered as the medicinal energy from the plants. The patients are advised to inhale the fragrance for a considerable period to have physical and mental wellbeing.
There are various types of treatment using these essential oils from plants and flowers. Aromatherapy is only one among them. For the treatment of Aromatherapy high grade quality essential oils are required. Substandard essential oils cannot give proper result in the prescribed time limit. So, it is essential to use very pure and high class natural essential oils for the treatment of Aromatherapy. Care should be taken to avoid adulterated and synthetic perfumes in place of essential oils. They are dangerous to health and body if given for inhaling treatment. Hence it is advised to use only ‘Young Living Therapeutic Grade’ (YLTG) essential oils for the purpose of Aromatherapy.
When the fragrances from the Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils are inhaled it is passed through the respiratory systems to the lungs and from there through nervous system it passes to brain. The special ingredients of the essential oils enable the brain and body to emit negative factors which create fatigue to the body and mind. The patient becomes energetic and enthusiastic after the treatment. He can attain a tension free body and mind.
Commonly Aromatherapy is performed in two ways. The first one is by inhaling fragrance from the essential oils and the other is by using the same for local application on the body. This is decided with respect to the nature of treatment required to have a positive result within a short time. Aromatherapy can be performed by adopting certain techniques in the case of inhaling treatment with essential oils.
The first step is to allow the patient to smell the fragrance directly from the bottle containing the essential oils. Another method is to smell the same indirectly. In this type the vapors from the bottle containing essential oil is allowed to come out. Then the vapor spreads the smell through out the room and enables the patient to breathe the medicinal qualities of the vapor. In certain times the essential oil can be sprinkled over a tissue paper or cotton and allowed to inhale along with steam coming out. In other cases some drops of the essential oils are directly poured in to boiled water and advice the patient to inhale the vapors directly for some time.
In the case of local application care should be taken to read the usage manual of the product beforehand. Some oils can be applied directly to the body where as some others only after dilution. Application of the oil to the affected area can be performed by using palms and fingers. Rubbing the affected area in a circular motion using palms and fingers simultaneously with the application of the oil will give much relief to the patient. This process can be repeated if needed.
Thus the Aromatherapy has been getting too much recognition among people world wide.
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We’ve just finished watching The Doctor’s Daughter and having enjoyed it feel that the Doctor Who future is looking rather bright.
As episodes go it was stupid, the premise was flawed and it was altogether hokey but you know what else it was? It was fun.
There was plenty of running around in corridors and we didn’t particularly feel for anyone but it wasn’t mired in any kind of pathetic attempt at a story arc.
If Moffatt keeps his side of the bargain and follows this sort of blueprint then Doctor Who will once again be fantastic!
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